Florida

This section includes articles related to area economic development, corporate relocation, company expansion and site selection news throughout Florida.

Moving Trends 2021

Moving Trends: Was 2021 The Year Of The Great Relocation?

HireAHelper migration study reveals 2021 United States moving trends during another year disrupted by COVID-19.
Tourism Industry

The Tourism Industry: Headed For Recovery

U.S. domestic travel has almost returned to its pre-COVID levels, but business and international travel segments are seeing an uneven recovery.
manufacturing industry

The Manufacturing Industry: Building Back Fast

Despite turbulence caused by labor and supply chain challenges, the manufacturing industry is experiencing a positive trajectory as it recovers from the pandemic.
Charlotte County, FL

Aerospace Industry Takes Flight In Charlotte County

Aerospace takes off in Charlotte County, Florida with Charlotte Technical College’s aviation mechanic training.
Microvast

Microvast To Establish R&D Facility In Orlando

Electric vehicle battery manufacturer Microvast set to invest $25 million in new Florida R&D center; will create 100 jobs.
Agribusiness

Locations For The Agribusiness Industry: Setting The Table

The USDA is adding ethanol and whiskey to its annual tally of agricultural products, with U.S. exports expected to outpace imports by nearly $20 billion.
Innovation Hubs

Innovation Hubs: Where Innovation Lives

An $80-billion program proposed by President Biden is aiming to spur sustainable growth by supporting the establishment of innovation centers in regions hampered by underinvestment.
Medical Device Manufacturers

Jacksonville Fosters Growth, Innovation For Medical Device Manufacturers

A deep workforce, a vibrant and innovative medical ecosystem and a multitude of tax and lifestyle benefits make Jacksonville the ideal home for medical device manufacturers.
Nymbus

Nymbus Relocates Corporate Headquarters to Jacksonville

Fintech company Nymbus's new downtown Jacksonville, FL headquarters will connect it with surrounding partners.
Florida international trade

Florida: An International Gateway To Growth

Florida’s 15 deep-water seaports and 19 commercial airports are the entry points for a vast international trade infrastructure.
Terran Orbital

Terran Orbital To Build Spacecraft Manufacturing Facility In Florida 

Terran Orbital will invest $300 million to build the world’s largest, state-of-the-art, commercial spacecraft facility on Florida's Space Coast. 
Amazon logistics

Amazon Plans To Hire 125,000 Employees Across America

Amazon will add the new fulfillment and transportation positions to the 40,000 corporate and technology jobs announced earlier this month.
Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy: The Power Of Change

In order to meet consumer demand and the long-term goal of net-zero energy emissions by 2050, production of renewables must expand dramatically.
Highlands County

Highlands County, Florida: “The Center of Everything”

Highland County, Florida's ideal location makes the area primed to quickly receive, produce, and distribute goods and services regionally and globally.
Ranking #5

Arlington and Alexandria, VA Tops In Business Climate

Arlington, VA is the top mid-sized metro and Alexandria, VA is the top small metro in the Best Business Climate category in Business Facilities' 2021 Metro Rankings Report.
manufacturing jobs

Manufacturing: The Jobs Multiplier

A lack of ready or willing manufacturing job candidates could cost the U.S. economy up to $1 trillion unless the industry takes proactive steps.
Dun & Bradstreet Jacksonville

Dun & Bradstreet Relocating Corporate HQ To Florida

The move to Jacksonville will create 500 new high-wage jobs over the next five years and generate $75 million in capital investment.
Jacksonville, FL Fintech

Jacksonville Delivers Bold Advantages For Fintech Firms

With a commitment to growing world class talent, Jacksonville is an ideal location for fintech companies looking to grow and succeed.
Local Government Leadership Program

15 Cities, Counties Picked For LEED Government Leadership Program

Local Government Leadership Program uses the LEED for Cities rating system to reduce climate change, advance resilience and social equity .
mRNA vaccines

Locations For The Biotech Industry: Microscopic Miracles

Successful introduction of mRNA vaccines has created a platform for the rapid development of new treatments.

Rankings & Awards

March / April 2022 Issue

March / April 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 2)

Business Facilities' March / April 2022 issue focuses on the global supply chain, logistics, foreign direct investment, industrial parks, manufacturing, life sciences, and more.
Virginia Business Climate Award

Virginia’s El Koubi Accepts 2021 State of the Year—Best Overall Business Climate Award

Business Facilities magazine recognized the Commonwealth of Virginia for its commitment to building a strong business environment in 2021.

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